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Jeopardy! contestants are dropping some knowledge about what is and is not allowed on the show as far as wager amounts, and it’s pretty interesting.

It all started with Jeopardy!’s current big winner, James Holzhauer, who broke the $1 million earned mark on the show on Tuesday.

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Holzhauer has got a lot of attention for his huge streak and his betting knowledge that allows him to make sensible wagers. Former contestant Ken Jennings commented on this on Twitter, saying he also made “small, sensible Jeopardy wagers.”

Someone responded, saying they liked how he “wagered $69 on every final jeopardy.”

Then, Jennings revealed that wagering $69 is forbidden on the show.

Holzhauer also tweeted on the comment, saying there are five banned wagers from the show.

Those other wagers include $666, $14, $88 and $1488. The first is due to the relation on Satan, which is well known in the punk/metal scene. The other three are associated with white supremacy, which is why they’re banned.

Even though Jeopardy! isn’t in to 69 jokes or Satanic rituals, you can still bet $420 on the show if you’re into betting funny numbers.

We love Jeopardy! for many reasons, such as the show’s twenty one pilots inspired question or a contestants’ confessions about spending their winnings on Taco Bell.

Most recently, the show featured Panic! At The Disco as the answer to their $400 question in the “We Will Rock You” category.

Host Alex Trebek asked, “In 2018 this band ‘didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision, always had high, high hopes.’”

So when the contest should have answered “Who is Panic! At The Disco?” he answered “Who is Fall Out Boy?”

Yikes. Both bands even responded to the video, which you can check out below.

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Last month, beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

A few days ago, Trebek released a video after filming the game show’s 35th anniversary season finale, providing fans with an update on his health.

“I wanted to once again thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words,” Trebek said. “I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good. I’m continuing with my therapy.”

“We — by we, the staff — is already working on our next season. … So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff.”

What do you think about Jeopardy’s list of banned wagers? Sound off in the comments below!

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